What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This qualification is specifically designed for learners working in a senior role in Adult Social Care in England some relevant roles include:
- Community Care /Support Officers
- Community Care /Support Officers - office based
- Social Care Assessor
- Care Assessment Officer
- Social Services Officer
- Social Work Assistants
- OT Assistant
- Occupational Assessment Officer
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Rehabilitation and Re-ablement Assistant
- Assistive Technology Co-ordinator/Officer
The qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualifications for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate in England. To achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) learners must achieve a minimum of 70 credits overall. 36 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, a minimum of 6 credits from Optional Group A and a minimum of 28 credits from Optional Group B. At least 55 credits must be achieved at Level 4 or above.
This is a two year course. The first 18 weeks will be taught in college for 3 hours per week. Your assessor will arrange to see you in your work place for the remainder of the two year period. You will complete an online portfolio, which is accessible 24/7. Taught sessions are run on a weekly basis. There will be assignments to complete for each of the units of the qualification. There will also be practical assessments for each unit which will take place in the workplace by a qualified college assessor.
*Course dates are:-
- 18th September 2017 to the 17th September 2019.
- 15th January 2018 to the 14th January 2020.
To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400577
Examples of Mandatory units include:
• Advanced Communication Skills
• Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Facilitate person centred assessment to support wellbeing of individuals
• Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people